Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS).
The trip timings of this route from Thane in the morning are 07:30,
08:00, 08:30, 09:00, 09:30, 10:00, and 10:30.
The trip timings of this route from Backbay Depot in the evening
are 16:10, 16:40, 17:10, 17:40, 18:10, 18:40, and 19:10.
The trip timings of this route from Dahisar Bus Station in the
morning are 07:30, 08:00, 08:30, 09:00, and 09:30.
The trip timings of this route from Backbay Depot in the
evening are 15:35, 16:05, 16:35, 17:05, and 17:35.
If you see the timings above it suits more to the government employee and not majority of the public. Although the bus are full and people are coming it will slow down in the coming days and best will go in loss.
As majority of the people who have cars and who stay on the route on which this bus runs do not leave the office at 3 pm or as per last bus time 5.30 pm. Only government and Banks officers can leave on this time.
Majority you can say 70 % of the people in Nariman point area who work in private companies leave their office after 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm. Government employee working hours are world famous and I do not feel to repeat that again here. Now they have one more excuse to run home early and do not do the work.
BEST management should change the timings of these buses and last bus should be at 7.30 pm.
This will help in two ways. First BEST will generate more revenue on the bus route and second there will be more space on the road and lanes of Nariman point and Fort area as majority of these cars are parked on roadside Pay and Park since private companies does not give parking to their employees. Government Banks and Employee have resrved parking inside their office buildings.
Change the time of buses and see there will be a morcha by the PAY and PARK people against these bus service and there will be less traffic on the roads of Mumbai.
Someday some newspaper will come up with this that if closely observed most of these banks officers have bank provided cars and they are minting money again by going by the bus and not using the car with setting done with the Driver of the car.
Posted by Shoeb Hakim at Tuesday, January 29, 2008